Former big league pitcher and potential Hall of Famer Curt Schilling was diagnosed with cancer this past February. That news forced him to step away from his role as an analyst with ESPN to focus on his recovery. There is good news this week, then, as Schilling reported that his cancer is in remission via Twitter on Wednesday.
As of yesterday I am in remission. Start the 5 year clock!
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) June 25, 2014
This is clearly great news for Schilling and his friends and family. Here is hoping that he will continue to enjoy a successful recovery.
Schilling’s name has been in the news for an interesting variety of reasons since the end of his playing career, all of them trivial in comparison to his diagnosis earlier this year. As a business man, Schilling failed miserably when he tried to launch a video game company. As an analyst, he has provided a sharp and fresh perspective on ESPN.
His name has also been mentioned more and more in Hall of Fame conversations as voters try to make sense of the players in Schilling’s era. With a career 216-146 record and 3,116 strikeouts to go along with a stellar post-season resume, we certainly have not heard the last from Schilling and very well may see him in Cooperstown one day. Schilling received 29.2 percent of the vote his second time on the ballot.
If he is elected, one can imagine what an incredible moment that will be for Schilling and his family after this bout with cancer. We send more good thoughts go his way as he continues his recovery.